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Murphy Bed for Your Guest

October 2, 2017

Having family and friends come to visit is exciting and can also be stressful.  The trend of downsizing the square footage of your home leaves you wondering where visitors are going to sleep and where are you going to put all your stuff that is currently in that room.  There are Holidays and family gatherings that we look forward to and yet, create a bit of stress.  One solution is to construct a space with furniture that is functional, all […] continue reading »

Design, Organize, Then Buy

September 11, 2017

Having an organized closet starts with a good closet design.  A closet that allows for great organization will allow you to see what you have and what you might need or want.  One closet design does not fit all and here’s why.  Some people like to fold their sweater and place them in a drawer, others fold sweaters and place them on a shelf and finally some sweaters are on a hanger.  Just this example alone can create three different […] continue reading »

Tips for Cleaning Your Kid’s Room

May 3, 2017

Before going into the kid’s room to start cleaning, grab your supplies and your kid(s).  Determine a reward to share with your kid(s) and at the end create a easy to use chart that will help to keep things cleaner.  Let your them know what time is quitting time and the expectation of what’s to be done.  Motivation is key and making a game of it makes it more enjoyable.

I made a game with sticky notes that had each chore […] continue reading »

Kid Friendly Closets

May 3, 2017

A kid’s room should be fun and functional.  Your baby may only need drawers when they first arrive home but as they grow hanging space, storage, shelving and baskets can help them to transition in there space and start their day off right.  Here are a few ideas to consider when creating kid friendly closet spaces.

Storage Bins – a variety of sizes, colors & labeled
Adding bins and baskets to kids’ closets helps control clutter, accommodate different-size items and makes it […] continue reading »

Soft Close Slide Drawers

April 25, 2017

Here is a quick video on how to remove a soft close slide drawer or basket.

Open your drawer all the way.
You will see a black little lever on either side of the drawer that is mounted in the metal hardware.
On the Left side, push the lever UP and on the Right side push the lever DOWN.
While doing this, slide the drawer out further then lift up drawer out of the metal hardware track.

When putting the drawer back, line the drawer’s metal […] continue reading »

Mud Season Mess

April 4, 2017

It’s called the mudroom for a reason, but it doesn’t have to be a mess.

Small or large entryways are the place where boots, shoes, jacks, backpacks and dog leash get dropped until needed again.  There is a way to organize your mudroom so it stays a little cleaner and less messy.

A durable rug that can be periodically cleaned is a must!  The size should be large enough so when you enter you can step aside and place your shoes or […] continue reading »

What’s in Your Pantry?

February 27, 2017

You rely on your pantry to house all of your essentials, but when was the last time you checked the use-by date or expiration date?  There are four main dates that you should pay attention to when cooking; Sell-by date, Use-by date, Expiration date and Pack date.

When to Discard Pantry Items

When storing pantry items, store in a cool location; canned food and pantry items should be kept at 70 degrees Fahrenheit or below and take care not to store them in […] continue reading »

2017 Color Trends

January 2, 2017

Looking to freshen’ up your home for 2017 and don’t want to spend a lot?  Paint is the answer.

A quick tip:  Consider how you want to feel when in the room before choosing your paint color.  The results will transform the look and feel of not only your home but how you, your family and friends feel when they enter the room.

Here are the 2017 color trends from each of the paint manufacturers to help you get inspired!

BEHR
COLOR:  Polished Aqua and […] continue reading »

Cleaning Up After the Holidays

December 23, 2016

The Holidays are over and it’s time to put things away!  

Before you start packing stuff away, check-out some great tips and ideas on creating the perfect storage solution.  You will be happy you started the New Year off with a great system of organization.

Call us today to design your no stress storage solution with a free in-home estimate.

Storage bins designed for wrapping paper and storing treasured Christmas ornaments is a great investment.  You’ll use them year after year and […] continue reading »

Cleaning Tips & Ideas

December 23, 2016

Your home deserves a fresh start for the New Year too! 

Once the holiday meals are over, presents and decorations have been put away and your guests are gone, this is the time to do the cleaning.   Here are some simple tips for things you may not have thought to do.

Your skirt may be dirty, your tree skirt that is.  Don’t forget to wash your tree skirt before putting it away.  It has sat on the floor with needles dropping […] continue reading »